A test-bed for innovative ideas and products

As well as the construction method of the houses themselves there are a number of products  on each of the buildings and around the Park that contribute to the holistic approach to sustainable homes and communities. While BRE always promotes a “Fabric First” approach to construction, choosing the best materials for the construction, it is then necessary to select the optimal system for heating and hot water, and then choose what renewables can complement the building to achieve low to zero carbon emissions. In addition, ventilation, lighting, daylighting and appliance use can all impact on the performance of the building, and the embodied energy of potable water should not be underestimated.

AM Profiles - Design-5 Windows

AM Profiles – Design-5 Windows

AM Profiles’ Design-5 triple-glazed timber aluminium clad composite windows are UK-manufactured and offer the highest performance levels for windows along ...
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Aspen Aerogel

Aspen Aerogel

Previously used to insulate NASA spacecraft, gas pipelines and for other industrial purposes, Aerogel has been adapted for use in ...
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CoolZone Ceilings

CoolZone Ceilings

CoolZone ceiling tiles incorporate BASF Micronal phase change material (PCM) into Armstrong’s plain metal ceiling tiles. The phase change material ...
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Ensto Chago electric vehicle charging station

Ensto Chago electric vehicle charging station

A solution for charging electric vehicles that is suited to different urban environments, the Ensto Chago station has been developed ...
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Hawa Front-Slide Window Shutters

Hawa Front-Slide Window Shutters

The distinctive window shutters used in the Barratt Green House optimise solar gain, control overheating and prevent glare, while offering ...
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IN'FLECTOR Window insulation

IN’FLECTOR Window insulation

Window systems have the highest infiltration, highest conductivity, and highest solar radiation. Originally developed by NASA, the In’flector insulation material ...
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Isover Room-in-a-Roof Solution

Isover Room-in-a-Roof Solution

Used in the Victorian Terrace, Isover Room-in-the Roof solution consist of Isover Timber Frame Insulation fitted between the rafters, Isover’s ...
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Megaman and LightwaveRF

Megaman and LightwaveRF

Over the past few years Megaman have established themselves as a leading manufacturer of low energy light bulbs. Megaman UK ...
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Micronal

Micronal

BASF’s Micronal® Phase Change Material (PCM) has been incorporated into the ceiling tiles of the Victorian Terrace presentation room to ...
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Photovoltaic Solar Glass

Photovoltaic Solar Glass

This PV sheeting is installed on the balcony roof. This material produces electricity for use in the home. The transparent ...
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